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Meaning of "solicit" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SOLICIT

From Old French solliciter to disturb, from Latin sollicitāre to harass, from sollicitus agitated, from sollus whole + citus, from ciēre to excite.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SOLICIT

solicit  [səˈlɪsɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOLICIT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Solicit is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb solicit in English.

WHAT DOES SOLICIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

solicit

Solicitation

"Solicitation," the act of soliciting, means simply to ask for something. In criminal law, it most commonly refers to either the act of offering goods or services, or the act of attempting to purchase such goods or services. Legal status may be specific to the time and/or place where solicitation occurs.

Definition of solicit in the English dictionary

The first definition of solicit in the dictionary is when intr, foll by for to make a request, application, or entreaty to. Other definition of solicit is to accost with an offer of sexual relations in return for money. Solicit is also to provoke or incite to do something wrong or illegal.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SOLICIT

PRESENT

Present
I solicit
you solicit
he/she/it solicits
we solicit
you solicit
they solicit
Present continuous
I am soliciting
you are soliciting
he/she/it is soliciting
we are soliciting
you are soliciting
they are soliciting
Present perfect
I have solicited
you have solicited
he/she/it has solicited
we have solicited
you have solicited
they have solicited
Present perfect continuous
I have been soliciting
you have been soliciting
he/she/it has been soliciting
we have been soliciting
you have been soliciting
they have been soliciting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I solicited
you solicited
he/she/it solicited
we solicited
you solicited
they solicited
Past continuous
I was soliciting
you were soliciting
he/she/it was soliciting
we were soliciting
you were soliciting
they were soliciting
Past perfect
I had solicited
you had solicited
he/she/it had solicited
we had solicited
you had solicited
they had solicited
Past perfect continuous
I had been soliciting
you had been soliciting
he/she/it had been soliciting
we had been soliciting
you had been soliciting
they had been soliciting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will solicit
you will solicit
he/she/it will solicit
we will solicit
you will solicit
they will solicit
Future continuous
I will be soliciting
you will be soliciting
he/she/it will be soliciting
we will be soliciting
you will be soliciting
they will be soliciting
Future perfect
I will have solicited
you will have solicited
he/she/it will have solicited
we will have solicited
you will have solicited
they will have solicited
Future perfect continuous
I will have been soliciting
you will have been soliciting
he/she/it will have been soliciting
we will have been soliciting
you will have been soliciting
they will have been soliciting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would solicit
you would solicit
he/she/it would solicit
we would solicit
you would solicit
they would solicit
Conditional continuous
I would be soliciting
you would be soliciting
he/she/it would be soliciting
we would be soliciting
you would be soliciting
they would be soliciting
Conditional perfect
I would have solicit
you would have solicit
he/she/it would have solicit
we would have solicit
you would have solicit
they would have solicit
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been soliciting
you would have been soliciting
he/she/it would have been soliciting
we would have been soliciting
you would have been soliciting
they would have been soliciting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you solicit
we let´s solicit
you solicit
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to solicit
Past participle
solicited
Present Participle
soliciting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOLICIT


apophysate
əˈpɒfɪsɪt
basset
ˈbæsɪt
complicit
ˌkɒmˈplɪsɪt
corset
ˈkɔːsɪt
deficit
ˈdɛfɪsɪt
Dorset
ˈdɔːsɪt
elicit
ɪˈlɪsɪt
explicit
ɪkˈsplɪsɪt
facet
ˈfæsɪt
faucet
ˈfɔːsɪt
Fawcett
ˈfɔːsɪt
illicit
ɪˈlɪsɪt
implicit
ɪmˈplɪsɪt
inexplicit
ˌɪnɪkˈsplɪsɪt
lancet
ˈlɑːnsɪt
licit
ˈlɪsɪt
overexplicit
ˌəʊvərɪkˈsplɪsɪt
sit
sɪt
Somerset
ˈsʌməsɪt
transit
ˈtrænsɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOLICIT

soli
solicitant
solicitation
solicitations
soliciting
solicitor
Solicitor General
Solicitors General
solicitors´ property centre
solicitorship
solicitous
solicitously
solicitousness
solicitude
solid
solid angle
solid compound
solid figure
solid food
solid for

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOLICIT

a bit
balance of payments deficit
benefit
bit
budget deficit
budgetary deficit
cash deficit
circuit
credit
cut it
democratic deficit
Detroit
dit
edit
exclusive OR circuit
exit
fecit
fit
placit
trade deficit

Synonyms and antonyms of solicit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SOLICIT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «solicit» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of solicit

Translation of «solicit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOLICIT

Find out the translation of solicit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of solicit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «solicit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

请求给予
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

solicitar
570 millions of speakers

English

solicit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मांगना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التماس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

запросить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

solicitar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুরোধ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

solliciter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Solicit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

erbitten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

要請する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

간청하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Solicit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thu hút
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோர
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विनंती करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

istemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sollecitare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zabiegać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

запросити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

solicita
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζητούν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

werf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

värva
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anmode
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of solicit

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOLICIT»

The term «solicit» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.087 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOLICIT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about solicit

EXAMPLES

3 QUOTES WITH «SOLICIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word solicit.
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Sara Blakely
Don't solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes. You want to tell the people who can help move your idea forward, but if you're just looking to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife for validation, be careful. It can stop a lot of multimillion-dollar ideas in their tracks in the beginning.
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William Tecumseh Sherman
I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes.
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Laura Wasser
To find a pool of lawyers from whom to choose, solicit referrals from other professionals you know or deal with - an accountant, banker or business leader. Check out Bar Association listings as well, and don't neglect Internet research.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOLICIT»

Discover the use of solicit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to solicit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Labor and Employment Lawyer's Job: A Survival Guide
narrow covenants not to solicit customers to protect the use or disclosure of trade secrets (i.e., to protect customer identities or customer preferences that constitute trade secrets). The covenant not to solicit customers is more likely to be ...
Dipanwita Deb Amar, 2007
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A grammar of the Spanish language
PRETERITE TENSE. que pidiera, pidiese, that I might solicit. que pidieras, pidieses, that thou mightst solicit. que pidiera, pidiese, that he might solicit. que pidieramos, pidiesemos, that we might solicit. que pidierais, pidieseis, that you might ...
Alfred Elwes, 1852
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Fundraising with The Raiser's Edge: A Non-Technical Guide
What does “Do Not Solicit” mean? Did either of these codes ever get quickly slapped onto a constituent because the constituent complained about too much direct mail but never meant you could not ask on a less frequent basis? This is by no ...
Bill Connors, 2010
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ...
If you bethink yourself of any crime, Unreconcil'd as yet to heav'n and grace, Solicit for it straight. Sbahpeari. We heartily solicit Your gracious self to take on you the charge And kingly government of this your hni. Sbai, How he solicit! heav' n ...
Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd, 1805
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Government Contract Law: The Deskbook for Procurement ...
The rules required the contracting officers to use a different portion of large lists for separate acquisitions, solicit any contractor added to the list since the last solicitation, (Holiday Inn. Inc., B- 249673-2, Dec. 22, 1992, 92-2 CPD 1 428), and  ...
‎2007
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Executive Compensation
(5] — Sale of Business In the context of the sale of a business, in which customer goodwill is part of what is sold, the seller is under an implied by law duty not to solicit his or her former customers.135 This duty, unlike any contractual restrictive  ...
Michael S. Sirkin, Lawrence K. Cagney, 2014
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National Park Service s draft management policies
As I understand it, the Park Service and the Solicitor's Office have long interpreted the Organic Act as not permitting National Park Service employees to solicit donations from corporations and other prospective donors. In fact, the Director ...
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
4, 1979] §11.51 Form for proxy statement or statement where management does not solicit proxies (Form F-5). Form F-5 Proxy Statement or Statement Where Management Does Not Solicit Proxies General Instructions Each statement required ...
‎2006
9
Missouri Exam Prep
... to active status within six months after placing his or her license on inactive status. 166. May a person with a "work permit" from the Missouri Real Estate Commission solicit new listings and contracts? A. No, because he or she is not licensed.
Dearborn Financial Publishing, 2002
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Code of Federal Regulations, Title 11, Federal Elections, ...
times the trade association or its separate segregated fund may solicit the persons approved by the member corporation during the calendar year to which the approval applies. The member corporation may, however, in its approval limit the ...
Office of the Federal Register (U S ), 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOLICIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term solicit is used in the context of the following news items.
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Police: Frankfort Man Used Facebook To Solicit 12-Year-Old Girl For …
Around 11:30 P.M. on July 24, police responded to a complaint that 21-year-old David Barcey was soliciting an underage female with offers of beer and sex via ... «LEX18 Lexington KY News, Jul 15»
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Heartland Visioning, library to solicit community ideas Tuesday
Heartland Visioning along with the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will conduct the first of two public meetings Tuesday designed to gather input on ... «Topeka Capital Journal, Jul 15»
3
Woman claims to have terminal cancer to solicit, steal donations
Investigators said Garrison went as far as shaving her head to solicit donations. “Oklahomans are so generous and kind and caring," Palmer said, "and I don't ... «KOCO Oklahoma City, Jul 15»
4
Man accused of using Facebook to solicit minors
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —A local man is under arrest, accused of using Facebook to solicit explicit photos of young girls. Arrest records state Gregory Mathis told ... «WLKY Louisville, Jul 15»
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Police: Fla. DJ for kids tried to solicit sex from 14-year-old
A 41-year-old man who works as a DJ and party supplier for kids was arrested on Tuesday after police say he was soliciting sexual acts from a 14-year-old. «Palm Beach Post, Jul 15»
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Surry man accused of using the internet to solicit sex from teen
A Surry man is accused of using the Internet to solicit a 15-year-old to have sex with him, according to Keene police. Matthew G. Greeley, 34, is charged with ... «The Keene Sentinel, Jun 15»
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Streetsboro principal arrested, accused of soliciting teen
STREETSBORO , Ohio -- WKYC has confirmed that the principal of Henry Defer Intermediate School is facing charges for allegedly trying to solicit an adult ... «WKYC-TV, Jun 15»
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Eight men arrested for soliciting prostitution in Tuscaloosa
According to a release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department, they say the focus "has to be put on arresting the men that solicit prostitution." The TPD says they ... «FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com, Jun 15»
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OCSO to solicit bids for nine new patrol vehicle cameras
Otoe County commissioners authorized the Otoe County Sheriff's Office to solicit bids for nine new patrol vehicle cameras to replace the department's aging fleet. «Nebraska City News Press, May 15»
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Men accused of posing as football players to solicit cash
Palm Beach County deputies played defense against a group's ploy to solicit drivers into giving them money for a semiprofessional football team for which they ... «Sun Sentinel, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Solicit [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/solicit>. Nov 2019 ».
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